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    My open letter to Janie the publicist

    Hi guys, long time, no post! I've read a bunch of your posts, and it seems a majority have that certain pit in their stomachs about this reunion. I tried to put it in words in an email to Janie Liszewski, VH's new publicist <janie@highprofilemedia.com> -- here goes:
    <<Hi Janie,

    You don't know me, but I am compelled to write you upon hearing today's good news.
    I want to let you know how great it is to have VH "Runnin' with The Devil" again, but how disappointing it is to have
    Michael Anthony being left out of it. Mikey is 1/4 of the core -- without him, it's not the real reunion we've all been waiting so long for.
    His amazing, energetic bass playing and signature background vocals are a huge part of the success of VH. "Could this be magic?"
    Yes it could, but Mikey MUST be there. Who brings a pie to a party with a 1/4-sized chunk sliced out of it? No one.
    When Ed says how excited he is to get back to the "core", he must know he is not being honest with the fans.
    What could Michael have possibly done that was so bad that he should be denied this honor?
    He's the only one to have shown us fans ANY courtesy for the last 11 years. Why has he been treated so shabbily the last few
    years? Many of the fans, myself included, think this is amazingly rude and selfish of Ed & Al to do this to Mike. I saw VH 8 times in1998
    with Gary Cherone, and bought the album and many souvenirs. I plan to only see them once this time (reluctantly), pissed that
    Ed & Al are toying with us, again. Don't they know that that is what they are doing? I must say I'm kinda disappointed in Dave also.
    Is he so desperate that he wouldn't stand up for the guy who backed him up so powerfully all those years ago? Did "Push Come to Shove", so now we're on "Mean Street"?
    I'm sure Wolfie is a great kid, but he should be in his own band, opening for VH, with his dad as a guest, or guesting with
    VH like last tour. He shouldn't be taking the place of the most beloved (by the fans) member of Van Halen over some minor
    tiff between the guys. I'm sure he will try to win us over, but no matter how well he does, we will be left with heavy hearts and a sour taste. Do Ed (and Val) realize how much heat they are bringing down on this great kid? Does Wolfie realize whose big shoes he's
    having to step into? Wolfie would gain a TON of respect for his future career by stepping aside on this one and showing his dad and
    uncle the way. "Wolfie, BE OUR HERO!!!!!! You are going to have plenty of time in the sun!"
    I don't think Ed and Al have any idea how much ill will they have created amongst their long-suffering fans by being such
    "dirty water dogs" and pulling a stunt like this. And if they are putting out another Greatest Hits with no new material, that just
    smacks of unbelievable greed on their part--we have already bought those songs 5 times (cassette or album, CD, Best of Vol. 1, Remasters, and Best of Both Worlds)!!!! Do they think they are fooling us? If we're the greatest fans in the world,
    then we deserve a little more RESPECT!!! We have figured out that this band doesn't suffer from LSD (lead singer disease)--there
    must be some other "Source of Infection".
    I've been a huge fan since 1978, when the first album grabbed me by the throat and never let go--it is so disappointing
    to have the guys be 30 years down the road with this amazing band, all men in their 50's, but still acting like 7 year olds
    after a fight in the sandbox.
    Ed & Al need to repair their legacy for their kids -- they need to get this right. Van Halen is about FUN, and this takes
    almost all of the fun out of it. If Ed and Al don't understand that, then I'm not sure they really know what this amazing band is even
    about -- "Van Halen" is not just their last name, it's an American institution that can still do something amazing -- a team with 4 special
    pieces. Janie, if you care about Ed and the guys, we implore you to help them get this one right.
    It would be SO EASY for them to get this right, to "Finish What Ya Started". It's not too late--don't tell us "The Dream is Over".

    Sincerely,

    Scott F.>>

    I know it will probably fall on deaf ears, but it felt good to say it :-)

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    Deaf, dumb and blind ears......

    Janie will do whatever Ed says, think whatever Ed tells her to think. Her contributions to VH are contributions in word only. Essentially, you got pissed about the Iraq and wrote to one of the Bush twins.

    I'm with ya on the sentiment though.
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    Right now, it's 10:12 pm Pacific Time on a Friday night.

    Something tells me, Janie's Got A Gun and is working off-the-clock (if you know what I mean)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Deaf, dumb and blind ears......

    Janie will do whatever Ed says, think whatever Ed tells her to think. Her contributions to VH are contributions in word only. Essentially, you got pissed about the Iraq and wrote to one of the Bush twins.

    I'm with ya on the sentiment though.
    even though I'm one of those people who will go to this tour here is for all the people who are rich and can afford this. Have VH play you party. straight from the vhnd.com


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    Yo Scott, the man who printed the ORIGINAL VH Links tees!!!!!!

    I love that this news has brought all the old-timers back! If nothing else!
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    you guys are fooling yourselves if you think Van Halen listen to their fans
    Eat Us and Smile!

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    Well that's fucking obvious.
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    Scott, as a longtime VH fan....I feel your pain.

    Why Mikey is no longer with the band.....well, I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hain23x View Post
    you guys are fooling yourselves if you think Van Halen listen to their fans
    Van Halen? Not caring about their fans? C'mon!
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    maybe eddie will write an open letter to the fans a la axl rose and explain how long it will be until we see a new full album, especially since chinese democracy will be out any day now

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    like janie is going to give half a fuck to the open letter. fuck all this shit..im done with it all. everything.
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    Here's my open letter as well. I posted it in another thread here so keep scrolling if you've read it already. I went for the "make it short" option, knowing she will have 10,000 of these in her mailbox on Monday morning...

    Dear Janie,

    I ran the most popular Van Halen web site on the net, vhnd.com, from
    1996-2003. Edward may remember me - I had dinner with him and Valerie
    the first night he landed in Australia for the band's tour in 1998.

    Please pass the following two messages to Edward. These messages come
    from a diehard fan who has followed this band through the good and bad
    for well over 20 years. He will find my opinion is the same as almost
    every other Van Halen fan on the internet.

    1) Thank you for finally agreeing to tour again with Dave.

    2) Please don't kill the reunion before it starts by not including
    Michael Anthony. Please do whatever it takes to include Michael,
    otherwise it will not be a true reunion. Please do this properly.

    Thanks for your time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VHND View Post
    Here's my open letter as well. I posted it in another thread here so keep scrolling if you've read it already. I went for the "make it short" option, knowing she will have 10,000 of these in her mailbox on Monday morning...

    Dear Janie,

    I ran the most popular Van Halen web site on the net, vhnd.com, from
    1996-2003. Edward may remember me - I had dinner with him and Valerie
    the first night he landed in Australia for the band's tour in 1998.

    Please pass the following two messages to Edward. These messages come
    from a diehard fan who has followed this band through the good and bad
    for well over 20 years. He will find my opinion is the same as almost
    every other Van Halen fan on the internet.

    1) Thank you for finally agreeing to tour again with Dave.

    2) Please don't kill the reunion before it starts by not including
    Michael Anthony. Please do whatever it takes to include Michael,
    otherwise it will not be a true reunion. Please do this properly.

    Thanks for your time.


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    You guys have the right idea but unfortunately we're dealing with enormous ego's that just don't give a shit what we think.
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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Yeah, like Janie will try to change Ed's mind about his son.

    She'd be out of both her jobs pretty fast.....

 

 

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